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Activity of the Week

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Bangladeshi love guru reveals secrets

This Valentine’s Day, one of Bangladesh’s leading matchmakers shares his secret to long-lasting love.  Ghotok Paki Bhai, a 60-year-old spiritual guru, has been happily married with two wives for the past 40 years. Having arranged more than 10,000 marriages across the globe, he says friendship is the key to a long-lasting marriage.

Watch the video, listen out for the following vocabulary:

stroll, longlasting, matchmaker, clientele, complexion, dozens, encounters, crucial, have the say, fee, comission, prospect, full swing

Are arranged marriages common in your country?

Do many people use dating agencies or online dating in your country?

What do you think of dating agencies and online dating, can people find a good “match”?

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This entry was published on February 17, 2012 at 11:35 and is filed under Home. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. We do have arranged marriages. Not through an office though, chiefly through friends and relatives.

    In the past, we used to have a professional woman in each area called “Khattaba”. Her main responsibility is to know all the single girls in that area! Groom Family visit her to see if she has any suitable girls 🙂 just like in the movie.

    However, now girls want to meet guys and get to know them better before getting married. People still don’t trust online agencies.

    However, I know a girl who had a scar on her face, honestly it was not nice and no one wanted to get engaged to her. But the girl has really very nice personality. But then one day she knew someone online in another country and they continued to talk online for a while then they got engaged and now they married! Love is love after all.

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